Adult Swim shocked “Rick and Morty” fans on April Fool’s Day 2017 when it debuted the long-delayed Season 3 premiere without warning. Fans of the show predictably braced themselves for another major surprise this year, but what they got was something they truly could not have predicted.
In celebration of April Fool’s Day 2018, Adult Swim released an extremely bizarre “Rick and Morty” short film titled “Bushworld Adventures” (click here to watch). The short, written and directed by Michael Cusack, plays more or less like “Rick and Morty” fan-fiction as it reimagines the show in an Australian alternate universe. Both the animation and the jokes are rougher than your traditional episode, and the short makes Rick’s abuse towards Morty feel darker. In other words, this is the most uncomfortable “Rick and “Morty” episode you’re bound to watch.
Adult Swim has not yet announced “Rick and Morty” Season 4, though creators Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland have every intention of returning for new episodes. Early rumors suggest the series won’t be back until 2019.
You can watch the “Bushworld Adventures” short film on Adult Swim’s official website.